I met this bubble maker boy in Chandannagar, selling bubble maker toys outside a Jagadhatri Puja pandal. Apparently he is too young to become a street hawker but being born as a poor kid in a country like India which despite its rapid development till now mistaken by many as a third world nation, you can't make the best use of your childhood. At least this boy didn't choose begging as his livelihood! Of late parents are very cautious of their children's health and they're apprehensive to provide their kids toys without organic paints on them... fair enough. So, the bubble maker boy in pink tee selling his pink bubble toys was blowing out his bubbles in a dull market. Surprisingly I couldn't trace any mark of frustration over his face. It seemed bubbling was his only religion which he had embraced whole heartedly! We read Bhagavad Gita, "Do your duty and be detached from its outcome..." in the morning and indulge in irresistible bitching sessions at the end of the day. I don't want to drag philosophy or self-criticism in a candid photo blog but I was reflecting on a slightly different issue- perhaps one major etiology of our hypocrisy is ill management of time, i.e. we consume so much time in reading theories that we're left with so little to devote in practicing. Any management guy here to add some substance? By the way, now I'm a proud owner of a bubble maker toy and bubbling now and then whenever there's an opportunity. Next time I need to visit a government block I'll carry my bubble making gear to time pass in a more mature way.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
The Bubble Maker Boy
Labels: Boy, Bubble, Chandannagar, child labour, Fair, Festival, Human, Jagadhatri Puja, Kids, Maker, Making, Portrait, Seller, Street photography
He has been blogging since 2007, and the pen often runs out of ink, but thankfully the mystic spirit of traveling-clicking-storytelling always reconquers Anunoy before it gets too late! In his early childhood, Anunoy’s craving for backpacking was sowed by his father. He has been a rolling stone ever since, forming passionate bonds with motorcycle touring and photography to add more layers to his wander lust. Between see-sawing a small family and a thankless job, Anunoy Samanta manages to run his own photography cum travel blog- Clicking Photos on the Go. You may catch up with Anunoy through Facebook or Twitter.